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Poster: shaleshock Date: Mar 24, 2013 5:27am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Missing meta data?

This issue is NOT resolved. Here is what I did. The video is of a debate in four segments. I uploaded h.264 source video but due to an IA hardware failure one of the files was not completely uploaded. When "disk is read only" cleared, I resumed uploads, unaware that one of the files was incomplete. I then uploaded a letterboxed mpeg version of these files. However, I only wanted to derivative files from the first set. I was surprised that the mpeg files derived at all because I did not tell the system to re-derive. It did it on its own. So, I went to edit files and deleted the un=wanted meta data, and that was fine, save that one of the files still was incomplete. Then I added a disk image of the widescreen version of the debate on DVD. Then I saw that the 3rd clip didn't derive after all this. I saw that its file size was too small, and I deleted it. Then I uploaded the third clip again (same name) and for some unexplained reason I decided to used non-flash uploader. The uploader stalled at the end of the upload. Checking activity monitor, it looked like nearly all of the file was uploaded, but since I had started the activity monitor after uploading had started, I figured this time delay could explain the difference.

I am goint to see if I can upload this file agains and see what happens.

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Poster: shaleshock Date: Mar 24, 2013 6:08am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Missing meta data?

Except that I cannot upload to this item, unless perhaps somehow via ftp? In any case, I think that in the future, I will have a separate item for each differnt format of source material: h.264 @720p; MPEG SD letterboxed; widescreen disk image, and use the transclude option. Complicated things in some sense having three items, but this way all the eggs are not in one basket, since there are vagaries both with and what I do as a user of the system.